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Scale Attendant (Fairfax)

Lorton, VA
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Scale Attendant (Fairfax)
Job ID 7230           
Lorton, VA
Administration (Facility)
Administration (Facility)
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 1 Year

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We seek a dedicated individual who will:

  • Operate the scale house computer to accurately weigh trucks, monitor inbound/outbound truck activity, communicate with various departments and keep accurate records of all tickets, manifests and related office supplies.
  • Assist the Operations Analyst with recordkeeping, filing and preparing standard reports.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as required.
  • Greet and direct customers and other traffic and answer questions accurately in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
  • Ensures that incoming waste loads are safe and do not contain any inappropriate material.
  • Provides general upkeep of the scale house.
  • Ensures that all customers and employees conduct all business in a safe manner and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment. (PPE)
  • Keeps immediate supervisor informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.
  • Works overtime as needed. This position is day shift, working potentially between the hours of 5:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and/or 5:00 am – 4:00 Pm on Saturday. Along with working this shift, the candidate must also be flexible to work all other hours as needed.  Actual shift structure has not yet been determined.

To be considered for this position, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent and one to three years of experience with administrative, clerical and accounting activities. Candidate must be highly organized, along with having knowledge of basic principles of bookkeeping and records management. Must possess skills in working within deadlines to complete projects or assignments, along with operating a computer utilizing a variety of business software. Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc...) part of the work day, along with being exposed to a physical environment which involves dirt, odors and noise. Ability to multi-task and focus on day to day details. Skills in Microsoft programs, specifically in Excel, are a plus.


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